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 Yith
(@yith)
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We had a list of old boys who had died in wars on the old chapel building wall carved in, you know the sort of thing...

Had that sort of thing at one of the schools I went to as well... interesting stuff!

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Posted : 28/02/2007 5:57 pm




Diggah
(@diggah)
Prominent Member

Hmmm Im spotting a pattern ... ;)

.. OH NO! Mine had one too! ARRRRGH (well my first one at any rate)

No longer involved in airsoft.

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Posted : 28/02/2007 6:27 pm




Gadge
(@gadge)
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Inicidentally anyone know what insignia was worn on thewse, i'm pretty sure it was just the late war tactical rank bars in green on black.




"I think we are in rats' alley - Where the dead men lost their bones."

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Posted : 28/02/2007 7:01 pm




Kermit
(@kermit)
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Bang a post up on WWIIreenacting. im sure you'll get a quick answer Gadge. Buggered if i know - its not SS, HG, or FJ lol

My old school was the same. Even had the CCF parade and march past on Founders Day, and yes, the Rememberance services had a list of those who died during the wars read out. Happy days...........until they caught up with what school rules I was breaking then kicked me out LOL

When we were a Kingdom it was run by a King
When we were an Empire it was run by an Empress
Now we're a country we're run by a..........

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Posted : 28/02/2007 7:04 pm




Gadge
(@gadge)
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Well using such vaunted historical reference as

The eagle has landed

and

Where eagles dare

The strips and oakleaf tacticla rank is the *only* insignia any of the characteers have on their parkas.




"I think we are in rats' alley - Where the dead men lost their bones."

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Posted : 28/02/2007 7:12 pm




(@old-un)
Illustrious Member

Hmmm Im spotting a pattern ... ;)

.. OH NO! Mine had one too! ARRRRGH (well my first one at any rate)

Catholic All boys Grammer School run by Christian Brother Nutters . :oops:

"Which service are you going to join son , Army, Navy, RAF or priesthood ? "

"There is no such thing as a remedial pupil just one who doesn't want to work"

And with added on the spot corporal punishment , 6th Form smoking room etc...I shit you not!, & it was only the early 80's .

BTW Gadge you would have been expelled for having dyed hair :wink:

It's all "If" really .

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Posted : 28/02/2007 7:37 pm




Gadge
(@gadge)
Illustrious Member

I was suspended for having longer than colllar lenght hair once and had to have it cut beofre i was allowed back.

I was also in isolation for dying my hair with red henna as well.




"I think we are in rats' alley - Where the dead men lost their bones."

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Posted : 28/02/2007 8:02 pm




(@old-un)
Illustrious Member

I was suspended for having longer than collar length hair once and had to have it cut before i was allowed back.

I was also in isolation for dying my hair with red henna as well.

As it should be , and no facial hair either :wink:

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Posted : 28/02/2007 8:34 pm




Gadge
(@gadge)
Illustrious Member

Ahi got done for having a goatee beaard in sixth form as it was allegedly against the school rules, i checked and it wasnt actually in thtere, so they had to make a new one.

:)

Anyway back to kit,




"I think we are in rats' alley - Where the dead men lost their bones."

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Posted : 28/02/2007 9:08 pm




(@old-un)
Illustrious Member

Obviously all this discipline drove you into your career in the Army !
Anyway back to kit, we'll leave the psychoanalysis for later :shock:

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Posted : 28/02/2007 9:13 pm




Poacher
(@poacher)
Noble Member

Inicidentally anyone know what insignia was worn on thewse, i'm pretty sure it was just the late war tactical rank bars in green on black.

Thats about it and even then they often didn't bother. There are the coloured arm bands that were used at some point but they fade from the scene. I dont recall ever seeing them on a sumpfmuster parka.

aka Stigroadie

AFRA
better by design

"Truth is a shining goddess, always veiled, always distant, never wholly approachable, but worthy of all the devotion of which the human spirit is capable. "

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Posted : 28/02/2007 10:28 pm




Mr_Flibble
(@mr_flibble)
Noble Member

Recent acquisitions:
European/African/MiddleEastern Campaign ribbon bar
"Uboot Krieg" by the late Lothar-G


Join Now! Be a Star Pirate!

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Topic starter Posted : 05/03/2007 8:38 am




neillblume
(@neillblume)
Prominent Member

Crikey I went to one of those schools too We had a pipe band which I was a member of for a while till they figured I spent too much time in front of the headmasters office.
Six of the best was always there lurking.
My Latin teacher was called Mr. Cheadle!....But I do remember those long remembrance day services in the hot Pretoria sunshine! where all the names were read one by one.( Peter Hain went to the same school)



Vorsprung durch Blitzkreig !
Speed, aggression and Hugo Boss
the innocent have nothing to fear......[img][/img]

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Posted : 05/03/2007 8:52 pm




Kermit
(@kermit)
Famed Member

Peter Hain went to the same school? Oh for a time machine.....and a baseball bat :twisted:

When we were a Kingdom it was run by a King
When we were an Empire it was run by an Empress
Now we're a country we're run by a..........

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Posted : 05/03/2007 9:10 pm




neillblume
(@neillblume)
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wasn't bragging just trying to lay the blame i dont think the school ever recovered



Vorsprung durch Blitzkreig !
Speed, aggression and Hugo Boss
the innocent have nothing to fear......[img][/img]

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Posted : 05/03/2007 9:16 pm




Mr_Flibble
(@mr_flibble)
Noble Member

Received my big-size Sharovari (trousers) today. Nothing a belt can't handle, but darn these things are HUGE!

I know Russian Soldiers were supposed to have baggy clothes, so I guess I wouldn't look too out of place.

Order from WeeBee Canvas went through. So in two months time I hope to get my Crashpads and covers...


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Topic starter Posted : 08/03/2007 5:10 pm




Kermit
(@kermit)
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Well, thats another two packages turned up. Jackboots and Heer/SS breadbag in one, and some spangly Mauser parts in the other. Next stop, shopping trip with Militaria-net and Richard Underwood for the last couple of pieces for my SS loadout.

When we were a Kingdom it was run by a King
When we were an Empire it was run by an Empress
Now we're a country we're run by a..........

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Posted : 09/03/2007 5:18 pm




Sgt.Heide
(@sgt-heide)
Illustrious Member

Oak A cap, Belt, y straps and a shiny, new MP40 with mags arrived today. Have had to contain my joy with it all and stop myself running around my house yelling "Achtung!" a lot.

Not much but it's a start!



When I want your opinion - I'll tell you what it is!

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Posted : 09/03/2007 7:58 pm




 Yith
(@yith)
Illustrious Member

Green jumper for use with chindit stuff...
Piling swivel for my SMLE No1... so now if I had 2 more I could make a little pyramid!

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Posted : 09/03/2007 9:30 pm




Diggah
(@diggah)
Prominent Member

Finally got my act together and tried out my Ruskie kit :D


Hmm Ive discovered russian kit isnt really meant for the gentleman with large calves and the trousers are a little tight lower down. Still its nice and comfy desipte being typical russian minimalist.

No longer involved in airsoft.

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Posted : 10/03/2007 2:27 pm




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